Through its Licensing Partnerships business, Landec continues to develop and commercialize high value products for the personal care, agricultural, pharmaceutical,
functional coating and specialty adhesive markets. Based on a clear understanding of needs within each market, Landec designs polymers to deliver properties to meet those needs. Landec’s Intelimer Polymers® deliver unique application-specific functionality where other polymers cannot. Not only do Landec polymers exhibit the unique benefits listed below, but, in most instances, multiple benefits can be designed into a single polymer solution.
Primary Unique Benefits of Landec Polymers
- Temperature triggered properties
- Controlled release properties
- Low temperature processing capabilities
- Tunability for all of the above
Landec has an exclusive partnership with Air Products and Chemicals to formulate, market and sell the Landec proprietary Intelimer polymers in a wide variety of personal care products. These materials control rheological flow properties and improve product sensory characteristics for anti-aging creams, sun screen lotions, hair styling products and over-the-counter (OTC) acne medications. Intelimer polymers can currently be found in over fifty commercially available personal care products – and that number continues to grow. Landec’s polymers can be found as a key ingredient in well-known brands such as L’Oreal, Lancome, Garnier, Vichy, La-Roche Posay and others.
Landec has partnered with several other companies to bring differentiated new products to the market, including Monsanto for better broccoli, Chiquita in food packaging technology for bananas and avocadoes, as well as Nitta Corporation in specialty adhesives for electronic parts manufacture.
Landec continually invests in research programs and connects with new partners. As an example, for use in drug delivery applications, Landec has been developing both biodegradable and non-biodegradable polymers that can minimize or eliminate burst, extend drug release profiles and deliver valuable flexible processing properties to the pharmaceutical industry. To learn more about partnering with Landec, go to Partner with Landec